True Sacrifice

"And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong."

(Zechariah 8:13)

A Christian cannot help being a Christian.  Put your heart in prayer.  Seek the face of the Lord until you meet Him.  Daniel prayed till he met God.  Perhaps the powers of darkness are delaying your answers.  An angel started to meet Daniel when he humbled himself and commenced prayer.  The delay in the answer does not mean that your prayer is rejected.  You are fighting the powers of darkness.  You will triumph ultimately, because the powers of darkness are defeated. "Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy" (I Chronicles 29:9).  Your heart-prayer is a sacrifice.  Your heart-humbling is a sacrifice.  We should be a living sacrifice.  As a young man, Isaac lay himself willingly on the altar, almost equaling his father in faith.  We shall willingly offer ourselves a living sacrifice unto God.  "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2).  Every time you pray and contact God, your mind is renewed and you are getting seasoned in faith.